Honda XL750 Transalp Launched, Gets Unique Sized Metzeler Karoo Street Tyres
Published On 08-Nov-2023
Honda has dropped a surprise by launching the XL750 Transalp in India, expanding its big bike lineup in the country. Here are the details of the tyre options and other mechanical aspects and features offered in the new Honda XL750 Transalp:
- Launched in two colours, the Honda XL750 Transalp has a starting price of Rs 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
- The Honda XL750 Transalp comes equipped with Metzeler Karoo Street – 90/90-21 front and 150/70 R18 rear.
- Powering the new XL750 Transalp is a liquid-cooled, inline-twin, 755cc engine, claiming 91.8 PS and 75 Nm.
Expanding its lineup of premium big bikes offered under its ‘Big Wing’ outlets, Honda has launched the XL750 Transalp adventure tourer in India, with prices starting at Rs 10.99 lakh. Positioned between the CB500X and Africa Twin adventure tourers, the Honda XL750 Transalp has entered the hotly-contested segment of adventure tourers, comprising big names like Triumph Tiger 850 Sport, Suzuki V-Strom 650XT.
Here are the details on the engine, chassis and tyre options offered in the Honda XL750 Transalp:
Honda XL750 Transalp: Tyres & Wheels
Being a premium middleweight adventure tourer, the Honda XL750 Transalp has been equipped with tubeless tyres over spoke wheels – 90/90-21 at the front and 150/70 R18 at the rear. Both these tyres are Metzeler Karoo Street units, with the rear one being a radial tyre.
Complementing the off-road-oriented styling and chassis of the Honda XL750 Transalp, the Metzeler Karoo Street has been designed for an all-rounding performance on and off the roads. For better stability on off-road and loose surfaces, the Metzeler Karoo Street features longitudinal grooves, giving self-cleaning ability from mud and dirt and transversal grooves for better traction on off-road surfaces.
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More traction on off-road surfaces for the Metzeler Karoo Street is ensured by extra large central blocks and a V-shaped block layout, the latter of which also helps it in giving a lower wear rate. The increased footprint area of this tyre, due to the wide lateral blocks, increases the grip and stability while cornering.
Front Tyre Size
Rear Tyre Size
Honda XL750 Transalp
Metzeler Karoo Street
Honda XL750 Transalp: Looks & Design
The Honda XL750 Transalp carries forward the lean and tall stance of the CB500X, with larger dimensions and more angular body panels, giving it a good road presence. The motorcycle is quite feature-rich, with it getting all-LED lighting at front and rear, a 5-inch full-TFT instrument console, four riding modes (Sport, Standard, Rain and Gravel), switchable ABS, Honda Selectable Torque Control and Wheelie Control. There are two colour options offered in the XL750 Transalp – Ross White and Matte Ballistic Black Metallic.
Honda XL750 Transalp: Engine & Specifications
The Honda XL750 Transalp is a middleweight adventure tourer, with the motorcycle powered by a liquid-cooled, inline-twin, 755cc engine, which is paired to a 6-speed transmission and claims 91.8 PS of maximum power and 75 Nm of maximum torque. The long-travel suspension setup – upside-down telescopic forks at the front and mono-shock with pre-load adjustability at the rear, is accompanied by a braking combination of dual 310mm discs at the front and a single 265mm disc at the rear.
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